The original Nord Lead and Nord Lead 2 are among the most popular synthesizers ever built. Debuting in 1995, the first Nord Lead virtual analog synthesizer took the music world by storm. It instantly became an industry standard and takes a place among the most revered classic synthesizers.
Long awaited, and worth
A professional stage piano designed with the performing
musician in mind - without compromising quality or means
of expression. When lightweight and portability is as
important as sound quality and flexibility, Nord Keyboards
presents the Nord Piano 88.
The Nord Piano 88 is a professional stage piano with 88
keys, designed with the performing musician in mind
without compromising quality or means of expression. The
Nord Piano comes loaded from the factory with 19 different
piano and harpsichord sounds. The program memory is filled
with 120 programs that showcase the possibilities you have
with the selection of pianos and the Nord Piano effects.
Acoustic, electric, vintage or contemporary piano sounds -
it's all here. And with unique features like String
Resonance, totally replaceable sounds from the extensive
Nord Piano Library and the dynamic Nord Piano Pedal, the
Nord Piano delivers in every aspect. It's about time to
stop playing the same lifeless and generic piano sounds
that sits in your instrument for ever and ever! Every
acoustic and electric piano has its own personality and so
do the sounds in the Nord Piano.
Make it your own
Not only can you effortlessly change the sounds and dial in the desired effect settings on the panel, the Nord Piano is the world's first stage piano that allows you to completely replace the piano sounds in the instrument. When your needs, or your mood changes, just download another piano from the large selection of unique sounds in the Nord Piano Library.
Exchanging the piano sounds inside your Nord Piano is easy. Connect the piano to your computer using the built-in USB-interface and your choice of sound is simply a matter of preferred style. Perhaps the acoustic Grand Lady would suit your taste this morning? Or maybe one of the smaller, more intimate acoustic upright pianos is a better choice? Why not fit a vintage Sparkletop electric piano too, and you'll be ready for the jazz gig later tonight.
The replication of beauty
String Resonance is the acoustic phenomenon that occurs inside an acoustic piano or a grand piano when strings, or parts of strings, resonate at their fundamental or harmonic frequencies when other strings are played. When this functionality is turned on using the Nord Piano's acoustic pianos, all notes you play will affect each other to reproduce the wonderful acoustics that occurs inside an acoustic grand or upright piano.
String Resonance is also very noticeable if you use the sustain pedal with the String Resonance feature enabled. The notes that you play will have a beautiful sound quality to them, when all the un-dampened strings resonate as you play sustained notes. Another thing that the String Resonance produces is a crescendo effect. If you play the same key repeatedly with the same force, the sound will change over time. This is originally caused by the hammers hitting the vibrating string in various phases, and creates a nice, gentle fluctuation in volume and timbre in the Nord Piano. For rock and pop music, when sometimes a more dry and direct sound is desired, simply turn off the String Resonance. Sometimes less is more
Easy To Access Programs
Versatility is just a click away
There are 120 programs in the Nord Piano. These are accessed by 24 banks with 5 programs each, with convenient program buttons located right on the panel where you need them during your performance. You edit the programs by just changing the parameters on the panel, and all the changes you make can be stored in any program location by using the Store button. There is also a Live Mode with 5 separate locations, where every setting you change are automatically stored. This is a great feature during rehearsals when you are getting the set list ready, or as a sketchpad for those great programs, that are still to come. Every program can be given a name; you enter the name from the Nord Piano panel or by using the Nord Sound Manager. Along with the program name, the piano model used will also be displayed in the LCD. Parameter values and menu settings will be shown when applicable.
Transpose and Kbd Touch
Take your sound wherever you want
With the Transpose feature, you can set a transposition value between -6 and +6 semitones, directly from the panel. This setting will be saved in the programs if you want to make this an integrated part of your parameter selection. There is also global transpose setting in the system menu that can be combined with the panel transpose.
The Kbd Touch feature enables you to alter the response from the keyboard. There are four curves available. These make it progressively easier for you to reach the maximum velocity from the Nord Piano keyboard. This can make a huge difference when you want that special touch on an electric piano, or if you hit a bad patch of wrist fatigue during an intense show.
All of the acoustic pianos in the Nord Piano Library are stereo pianos. If you use a mono amplifier or sound system, sometimes it is preferable to playback the sounds in mono. This can be achieved by using the Mono feature that is directly accessed from the panel.
Nord Piano Pedal
As real as it gets
The included Piano Pedal offers an unprecedented functionality, with the addition of a dynamic control of the mechanical noise during operation, and the ability for you as a player to use half-pedalling and ''release and catch'' techniques. The right pedal is the sustain pedal. When the sustain pedal is operated on an acoustic grand or upright piano, many different sounds are produced by the mechanical components, several of the sounds can be reproduced by the Nord Piano. When the dampers are lifted from the strings when the sustain pedal is pressed down, a beautiful sizzle can be heard. When you remove the foot from the pedal, the dampers are returned on to the strings, which creates a different, muted type of sound. Since the pedal is dynamic, you can experiment with various forces in pressing, and also in releasing the pedal. If you just slip your foot of the sustain pedal, allowing the return spring to spring with full force, a noticeable sound will appear.
The "floor sound" is heard when the pedal reaches the bottom of its travel. You can expereince this in isolation if you press down the pedal completely, then lift it less than halfway back up and then press down again. If you lift the pedal and immediately press it down again, a very rich sound will be heard. Another big sound is 'The Stomp', which requires you to start with your foot above the actual pedal, in order to be able to reach the high velocity that is required to get this sound. The left pedal is the soft pedal, also known as the Una Corda. When you press this pedal, all the notes you play will be slightly lower in volume and also have a slightly more subdued tone quality. The middle pedal is the Sostenuto. By using this pedal, you can sustain selected notes, while other notes remain unaffected. Only the notes that are held down when the pedal is operated will sustain. Other notes that you play while keeping the pedal down will sound as if no pedal was operated at all.
Piano Effects Section
Expand your mind
The effects in the Nord Piano are just as detailed as the piano sounds themselves. The tremolo adds that perfect vibe, the pan sweeps across the stereo panorama, and the auto-wah brings out the funk in you, like never before. Whenever you want a modulation effect there's a beautiful phaser, a screaming flanger and a lush chorus, all modeled from highly desirable vintage effects.
The Nord Piano Speaker models faithfully reproduces the overdrive response of different amplifier/cabinet combinations. Select the desired speaker model - Small, JC or Twin - and use the Drive knob to add powerful tube amplifier distortion to your piano sound.
88 keys, weighted hammer action.
6 selectable categories (types of pianos) - Grand, Upright, Electric Pianos, Electric Grands, Clavinet and Harpsichord. Each category can contain several different models.
LCD Display - provides information on program name and piano model
24 banks with 5 programs each - 120 programs
Live Mode - 5 Live programs
Panel Transpose: +/- 6 semitones
Global Transpose: +/- 6 semitones
40-60 Voices Polyphony
Kbd Touch: 4 velocity response curves
Mono Output - stereo performance (pianos and effects) can be changed to mono
Approx. 500 MB is available for the piano sounds
Effect 1 - pan, tremolo, auto-wah, three selectable depths for the pan and tremolo, rate controlled with the Effect 1 Rate knob
Effect 2 - phaser, flanger and chorus, three selectable depths, rate controlled with the Effect 2 Rate knob
Comp/Amp - three amp/speaker simulations and a compressor, drive/compression amount controlled with the Drive knob
Reverb with six algorithms - Room 1 & 2, Stage 1 & 2, Hall 1 & 2, Dry/Wet control
Three band EQ, with sweepable mid. +/- 15 dB gain/attenuation (100 Hz, 4 kHz and 200 Hz ~ 8 kHz)
2 Audio outputs L & R - ¼", 6,35 mm jacks, unbalanced
1 Monitor input - 1/8", 3,5 mm stereo jack
1 Headphone output - ¼", 6,35 mm stereo jack
1 Piano pedal input - ¼", 6,35 mm jack. Use the included Nord Piano Pedal or a momentary pedal, like e.g, Roland DP-2, DP-6, Yamaha FC-4, FC-5, Fatar VFP1-25 etc
MIDI In, MIDI Out - 5 pin DIN connectors
USB - type B connector
IEC320 C7 power connector
Piano: 1284 mm (50.5"), 121 mm (4.8"), 340 mm (13.4")
Pedal: 264 mm (10.4"), 224 mm (8.8"), 70 mm (2.8")
Piano: 18 kg (39.6 lbs)
Pedal: 2 kg (4.4 lbs)
Nord Piano pedal
Nord Piano Library v5 DVD-ROM
Rest assured, if you're not 100% happy with your order, simply contact our award winning team & we will look after you.
Use our Facebook comment tool below to ask us a question directly about this product. Alternative...give us a call directly on 0800 456 1959.
Some Frequently Asked Questions
1) What does "Real Time Stock Levels" really mean?
Unlike many other stores, all our stock levels are shown in real time. That means the second an item is sold, it will reflect online.
- This allows you to shop safely knowing that in stock means in stock.
2) When will my order be dispatched?
All orders are dispatched the same day if ordered before 3pm (Mon-Fri) on a next day service. Saturday delivery is also available
3) When will my order be delivered?
All our orders are dispatched on a next business day delivery service. Your shopping cart shows the delivery date. If you want to delay a shipment or arrange a specific date, just mention that in the "Customer Comments" section during your checkout and we will arrange that for you.
4) What is the 1-Hour Delivery Window?
Our courier (DPD) will provide you with a one hour delivery window so you don't have to wait in all day for your parcels. They will notifiy you by text and email on the morning of your delivery.
Need Help? Call or Email Us
0800 456 1959 Lines open Mon to Sun (10am - 5:30pm)
Alternatively...email us on email@example.com
FREE UK Next Day Delivery
It's simple, make a purchase over £199 and we'll give you free next day shipping to mainland UK. Select products below £199 also have free shipping as standard.
All our orders are sent out for Next Day Delivery & if you order something in-stock before 3pm on any business day (Mon-Fri) it will go out that same day. This means that your order should be with you the next working day.
Real Time Stock Levels
At GUITARGUITAR we operate a real-time stock management system so the second items are puchased online, or in store, the stock levels are adjusted so that we never oversell. Our aim is to give our customers the most accurate information so that you can buy in confidence knowing that your order will arrive when it should.
Need a different delivery date?
If you need your order delivered on a specific date, just mention this in your order's customer comments section and we will arrange this for you.
If you have any questions, you can contact us on 0800 456 1959 (or 0191 222 0466).
UK Saturday Delivery
Want to have your goods delivered on a Saturday? No problems, just select the Saturday delivery option during your checkout.
EU & Worldwide Shipping
We ship worldwide, please select your country during your checkout stages.
All next day orders can be fully tracked with our courier Fedex or DPD. You will get notified at every step of the way.
1-Hour Delivery Window
Our courier (DPD) will provide you with a one hour delivery window so you don't have to wait in all day for your parcels. They will notifiy you by text (SMS) and email on the morning of your delivery.
If you have any problems, let us help, call us! 0800 456 1959 Lines open Mon to Sun (10am - 5:30pm)
Alternatively...email us on firstname.lastname@example.org